As i was watching the inauguration ceremony (check out the satellite image) with Ian, friends from all over the world were texting me with messages of hope.
Though there was a bit of a mistake during the actual inauguration by the chief justice, the 44th president of USA was calm enough to recover.
Subscribed the Whitehouse.gov blog. Gosh.. god knows when was the last i visited that site!
I like the speech a lot. So did my friends. The way that he was clearly rebuting the last 8 years and its excesses without naming names (that dude that caused most of it was nearby, but it would have been hard to keep a straight face on). A rewatch of the ceremony at home just reconfirmed that.
The one statement of note personally in his speech was:
“To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.”
Take it however you like, but it’s a new day. Enjoy the song. Now let’s enjoy the ride!